ERIC Number: ED218910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Assessments of Rural Elementary Students' Attitudes toward the Handicapped.
Miller, Maurice; Loukellis, Irene
A revised form of the Scale of Children's Attitudes Toward Handicaps (SCATE), which provides a breakdown of attitudes toward specific disabilities, was administered to 332 children in grades 2 through 6. The SCATE was shown to be reliable. The ranking of most positive attitudes to least was: nonhandicapped, learning disabled, hearing impaired, visually impaired, physically handicapped, and mentally retarded. Differences in rankings across grades were significant only for the visually impaired and learning disability categories, with fourth grade lowest for each. Other results included that females scored significantly more positively for all categories except learning disabilities. (The scale is appended.) (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Scale of Childrens Attitudes Toward Handicaps
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session Th-B4). Funds for this project were provided by the Special Education Endowments Committee, Fannie Blumberg Fund, Indiana State University.